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Travelport and Jet Airways renew distribution deal

Posted by Lee Hayhurst on
Travelport and Jet Airways renew distribution deal

A renewed long-term distribution partnership has been clinched between Travelport and Indian carrier Jet Airways.

The airline has signed a long-term supplier agreement with Travelport that will be effective from April 2019.

This will enable travel agencies around the world to shop, book and manage itineraries for travellers using the airline’s network and codeshare alliances.

Jet Airways will also deploy Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding to display graphical content, fares’ families and ancillaries.

This means that Travelport will provide the same content as Jet Airways’ direct selling channels.

Travelport has seen a rapid expansion in India and beyond in recent years following the acquisition of business from the largest online travel agencies such as MakeMyTrip, Ibibo, Yatra, EaseMyTrip and ClearTrip as well as working with major business travel agencies and new entrants to the travel sector such as PayTM.

The company has also expanded its footprint and capabilities with leading hotel groups and aggregators in India such as Oberoi, Taj, Treebo and Trident.

Head of air travel partners Damian Hickey said: “Travelport’s commitment to the Indian travel market and the provision of the widest range of content has been further evidenced today with the announcement of this new mutual commitment between Jet Airways and our company beginning April 2019.

“Furthermore, our position in the rest of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas – where Jet Airways services the Indian diaspora, tourists and business people travelling to this amazing country – means that we are able to deliver to them a wide mix of international travellers.

“This is in addition to the millions of outbound and domestic Indian travellers they serve.”

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